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Rabat, 1964

Print

Screenprint

24.00 x 20.00 in

61.0 x 50.8 cm

Edition of 500

Ives-Sillman blind stamp, lower right corner

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    About The Work

    "Rabat" is an important work in Frank Stella's oeuvre as it is his first print, created in 1964. Unlike his future prints, this work was an adaptation of a gouache based on one of the paintings from the Moroccan Paintings series created that same year. Stella was invited by the legendary Sam Wagstaff Jr., (who was then the curator of contemporary art at the Wadsworth Atheneum) to contribute a print to what would become the "Ten Works by Ten Painters" portfolio of screenprints. 

    "Rabat" is a reminder of Stella's influence and proximity to the artistic developments of the 1960's including Op Art, Minimalism, hard-edge abstraction and conceptual art. While "Rabat's" composition is made of alternating bands of vibrant sky blue and banana yellow, in a vertical and horizontal pattern, the unaligned placement tricks the eye into understanding that the composition rounds at the diagonal and appears to dip into itself.  

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